Browsing Month February, 2003

Eschatology is a theological field of though

Eschatology is a theological field of thought concerned with the death, judgment, the end of the world or of humankind, and other final things.

Maternyi iazyk, or just mat

Maternyi iazyk, or just mat, is a Russian phrase referring to sub-language composed of obscenties, argot and earthy similes.

Created in 2000, the Indian state of Chhat

Created in 2000, the Indian state of Chhattisgarh was carved out of the India’s central state of Madhya Pradesh and covers an area larger than Austria.

“Roaring toward self-confidence,” by Doug Jenkins from

;Dirt-track racing is simple: The bleachers fill up with people, a girl sings “The Star-Spangled Banner,” and the yahoos go fast in circles and try to finish first. […] During a race, each lap takes only seconds. A driver rarely looks at his gauges, it being unsafe to glance down for even an instant. The more…

Up to 1000 mink were released o

Up to 1000 mink were released on the sly by the Animal Liberation Front near Stradbally, County Laois, Ireland.

“Those who stayed for the blitz saw the war as the great test—of Israel and Israelis in general, and also of every single specific person. What did you do in the war? would be the dividing question for fifty years. In fact, it was already. The question was a multipart one, an exercise in gradations. more…

The fine for crabbing in New Jersey’s polluted Passaic River is

The fine for crabbing in New Jersey’s polluted Passaic River is 3000 dollars.

“Emma and Brad taking no chances,” from

;On a daily basis, I wonder what am I doing out here. It’s hard keeping things dry. You’re nearly dry by the end of a watch and then you get hit by a massive wave just as you’re going below. It’s dripping everywhere; everything’s wet. You sail over a massive wave at an angle and more…

In Lousiana and other states with similar arrangements, the two halves of duck hunting season are ca

In Lousiana and other states with similar arrangements, the two halves of duck hunting season are called splits.

York groundsel, or Senecio e

York groundsel, or Senecio eboracensis, is a newly evolved species of weed.